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December 18, 2012

After the first death, there is no other.

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Christopher Bellavita on December 18, 2012

A Refusal to Mourn the Death, By Fire, of a Child in London

Never until the mankind making
Bird beast and flower
Fathering and all humbling darkness
Tells with silence the last light breaking
And the still hour
Is come of the sea tumbling in harness

And I must enter again the round
Zion of the water bead
And the synagogue of the ear of corn
Shall I let pray the shadow of a sound
Or sow my salt seed
In the least valley of sackcloth to mourn

The majesty and burning of the child’s death.
I shall not murder
The mankind of her going with a grave truth
Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath
With any further
Elegy of innocence and youth.

Deep with the first dead lies London’s daughter,
Robed in the long friends,
The grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother,
Secret by the unmourning water
Of the riding Thames.
After the first death, there is no other.

– Dylan Thomas
1945
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4 Comments »

Comment by William R. Cumming

December 18, 2012 @ 3:31 am

Unfortunately a CHILD’s Christmas that WAILS!

Comment by God Bless these children....

December 18, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

God Bless these children – we must address this crisis in mental illness by opening psych hospitals and supporting professionals who can help so many being challenged by mental illness in our society.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 18, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

The Crisis in Mental Illness must be addtessed Now and as a priority utilizing funds in the billions being sent to Egypt soon to embrace Sharia law and Islamic fundmentalism whoch will adversely aaffect Ethiopia, Iraq and destablilize the Middle east and these monies should be stopped NOW and tyhe two dozen F-16′s scheduled to be deliverd to Egypt by 15th January, stopped as a national security issue and these billions can be used here to address the no 1 priority other than cutting entitlements and a spiralling budget..Mental illness! Open beds and support professionals !

Comment by Christopher Tingus

December 18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

In addition, We all extend our thank you to our first responders – police – fire – EMT’s across the nation for their professional readiness to serve the community for their responsibilities are many and this year in the last count I noted, 129 men and women officers have given their Life in 2012 to protect us.

God Bless you all! We thank you for your professional dedication and service.

Christopher Tingus
Harwich (Cape Cod), MA 02645 USA
chris.tingus@gmail.com

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